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Friday, May 24, 2013
On next year's 1040, I'm gonna scrawl "I'M ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE" in crayon.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 23, 2013
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"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Please place a hedge of protection around each and everyone. I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen."
Friday, May 17, 2013
Obama vehemently denies abusing government power, while telling a US Marine to hold his umbrella. #CantMakeThisShitUp
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 16, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
For your ironic reading pleasure: the Nixon Articles of Impeachment watergate.info/impeachment/ar…— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 14, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP)—The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.
The records obtained by the Justice Department listed incoming and outgoing calls, and the duration of each call, for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP.
In all, the government seized those records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown but more than 100 journalists work in the offices whose phone records were targeted on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.
In a letter of protest sent to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, AP President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt said the government sought and obtained information far beyond anything that could be justified by any specific investigation. He demanded the return of the phone records and destruction of all copies.
"There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters. These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP's newsgathering operations, and disclose information about AP's activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know," Pruitt said.
Jay Carney says WH had no knowledge before today's press reports of Justice Dept attempt to obtain seek phone records of the AP reporters.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 13, 2013
DOJ secretly spying on AP? Gee, imagine what they do to journalist who don't regularly fellate them.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 13, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Don't think of it as a 'death sentence.' Think of it as a 280th-trimester medical procedure. #Gosnell— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 13, 2013
Imagine how Dante would have described Gosnell's place in Hell.— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) May 13, 2013
“What became clear in the first 72 hours of the story was that this (a) wasn’t an isolated, dumb incident by some random field office, (b) was something high-level officials were aware of, and (c) was going to be in the news cycle for quite some time.”
“The problem for Democrats is that the IRS’s targeting of conservatives plays directly into a long-held belief by many Republicans (and even some independents) that official government arms are being used to carry out political agendas.”
“’Any political scandal that begins by validating previously held contentions of a political opposition is bound to be trouble,’ said one senior Senate GOP operative. ‘When it includes denials that have been proven false, it gets much worse.’”
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) to hold a hearing Friday investigating the IRS scandal.— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) May 13, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
“I would like to thank you again for the donations you gave to Carol when she was alive and after her death. You literally made the end of her life a time of contentment instead of misery. Without you she would have lost her home and her health insurance. These possibilities weighed on her mind a lot, and the donations enabled her to stave off those events. Comforting the sick and grieving like you did, besides being a wonderful thing to do, has GOT to be worth big points in God's book. I can't imagine it any other way. My heart swells to think of the good, lovely people that I share this world with. God Bless all of you.”
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
“Thank you for your generous donation to my Medical fund! What a nice gift. I thank you SO, SO MUCH for helping me. That was extremely giving of you. I am trying to be brave, and your lovely gift will definitely make my plight easier during this time.”
“God Bless you, I am so lucky to have such loyal and giving friends, and people who read my plight and enjoy my blog. And, when a fellow blogger or reader is in need, they are the FIRST people to come to their aid. It renews my faith in humanity. My Easter Season will be happier, and I thank you for your kindness.”
“Have a great week; you’ve made mine happier than you'll ever know. Again, best wishes from the bottom of my heart, and you are an angel to think of me and want to help in such a big way. I know your kindness will be rewarded by God. I hope your Spring Season is wonderful. Mine is made brighter by nice people like you.”
Huggs, Bunni and her Kitteh ;-)
“I truly hope she's with her mother again—that was her dearest wish—it was that one thought that gave her the strength to carry on these last few months. She certainly deserves to be with her again after all these years, (she lost her mum when she was only five years old), and that she's once again, surrounded by love, warmth, completely free of pain and at total peace.”
“I hope Bunni and I get to meet again someday—and, of course, when we do meet, I also hope that her mom actually approves of me as being suitable company for her darling daughter.”